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IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Guide

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Guide

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2018 Recruitment Notification is out already. IBPS every year checks and tests various candidates for their eligibility to fill in the roles of Probationary Officers (designated as Scale I officers) and Clerks (designated as Office Assistants). RRBs or Regional Rural Banks are some of the most important entities when it comes to ensuring and supporting the idea of financial inclusion. So, candidates aspiring to build their careers in rural banking to simply serve the nation’s people can sign up for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I examinations in 2018. To help our aspirants, we have come up with the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Guide. In this blog post, you can find various important details including important dates, exam pattern, syllabus for quantitative aptitude, important topics along with sample questions, and so on. So, if you would like some help with your Quantitative Aptitude preparation for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I exams, keep reading.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Important Dates

For every aspirant, it’s necessary to be aware of the important dates for any examination they decide to attempt because it helps them prevent from missing out on deadlines. Therefore, since you are an IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam aspirant, do note the important dates given below –

Event

Important Dates

Online Registration Dates June 8 – July 2, 2018
Payment of Application Fees June 8 – July 2, 2018
Download of Call Letters for Pre-Exam Training July, 2018
Pre-Exam Training for Officer (Scale-I) July 30 – August 4, 2018
Download of Call Letters for Preliminary Exams July, 2018
Preliminary Exams – IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) August 11, 12, and 18, 2018
Results of Preliminary Exams September, 2018
Download of Call Letters for Mains Exams September, 2018
Mains Exams – IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) September 30, 2018
Results of Mains Exams October, 2018
Download of Call Letters for Interview November, 2018
Interview – IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) November, 2018
Provisional Allotment January, 2019

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam Pattern

Having registered for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I exams, the next step is to examine the exam pattern to better understand how each section can be improved and what is their weight in the final grading of the exams. Therefore, both the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Prelims and IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains examinations’ patterns have been shared below for the ease of reference –

IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Prelims Exam Pattern
Sr. No. Name of Test Medium of Exam Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Hindi/English 40 40 Total Time of 45 Minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude Hindi/English 40 40
Total 80 80
IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Mains Exam Pattern
Sr. No. Name of Test Medium of Exam Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Hindi/English 40 50 Total Time of 120 Minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude Hindi/English 40 50
3 General Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4(a) English Language English 40 40
4(b) Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
Total 200 200

Hence, quantitative aptitude appears in both IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2018 Prelims and IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2018 Mains examinations. Therefore, since there is a repetition, it makes sense to simply study Quantitative Aptitude thoroughly as this will benefit the candidate not once but rather two times. In fact, if the individual can work harder to strengthen their foundations for Quantitative Aptitude for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2018 Examinations (Prelims) then they shall not have to work as hard for the Mains and that will leave them with enough time to pursue other chapters/topics which they deem as difficult or perhaps harder than Quantitative Aptitude.

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IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Syllabus

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale I quantitative aptitude syllabus includes the following topics as given in the table:

Quantitative Aptitude

Quadratic Equations, Simplification. Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Speed, Time, and Distance, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Number Series, Number Systems, Surds and Indices, Permutations and Combinations, Mixtures, Averages, and Alligations, Probability, Mensuration, Time and Work, Data Interpretation, Caselets, Charts and Graphs

It should be noted that between the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2018 Prelims and Mains examinations, the main difference is the level of difficulty of the questions. Although the topics do not change, the difficulty level of the questions does and that is what the aspirants need to be careful about.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Quantitative Aptitude Important Topics

Based on the last year’s exam paper patterns it could be inferred the most important topics for the quantitative aptitude section of the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2018 examinations (Prelims and Mains) include –

  • Simplification & Approximation
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Interpretation
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Distance, Speed and Time Questions
  • Boats and Streams Questions
  • Age-based Questions
  • Ratio and Proportions

In this list, the maximum focus or attention should be on the simplification and approximation, quadratic equations, number series, profit and loss, and data interpretation topics. However, some topics such as Profit and Loss, Age-based Questions, Boats and Streams Questions, etc. are all relatively easy topics that still have respective weightages in the examination and hence preparing them can help the aspirant earn more marks in the Quantitative Aptitude section of both the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2018 Prelims and Mains.

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IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Quantitative Aptitude Sample Questions

To solve any examination, it is necessary that the sample questions are picked from there when it comes to measuring the performance of the student or the aspirant. Therefore, some sample questions have been included that might be present in the examination papers (in terms of type and not number, however).

Mannu Lal professes to sell goods at the cost price but uses false weights. He gains (20/3)% in this manner. What is the weight he is using in place of the 1 Kg weight?

  1. 930 g
  2. 5 g
  3. 935 g
  4. 5 g
  5. 940 g

Watch this video below for the solution with detailed explanation –

If (x-a): (x-b): (x-c) = 11:9:5, where x = (a+b+c)/2 then what is the ratio of a,b, and c?

  1. 10:8:7
  2. 3:5:9
  3. 7:8:10
  4. 6:5:3
  5. 8:6:9

Watch this video below for the solution with detailed explanation –

A sum of money amounts to INR 9440 in 3 years. If the rate of interest is increased by 25%, the amount becomes INR 9800 in same time. What is the principal and rate?

Check the video below for the solution with detailed explanation –

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Strategy

  1. Start by making note of all the formulae from the topics in Quantitative Aptitude
  2. Take an IBPS RRB Officer Scale I mock test and analyze your performance
  3. Start studying based on how you performed in various topics
  4. Review your learning with topic tests, sectional tests, and mock tests

You can also check out the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I FAQ for a deeper understanding.

All the Best!

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